It's a Wonderful Life
Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymore
Recommended by: Joseph Thomas, dean of Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management, and Paul Danos, dean of Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business
Even if it is a bit sappy at the end, it shows that business can and should be a positive force in the world.
The small Savings and Loan officer, George Bailey, lambastes the money bags character, Mr. Potter, with "… my father didn't think so. People were human beings to him. But to you—a warped, frustrated old man—they're cattle. Well in my book, my father died a much richer man than you'll ever be!"